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|Session Name:||FINAL FANTASY XI & XIV: Developing and Operating a Cross-platform, Cross-region MMORPG|
|Company Name(s):||SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.|
|Track / Format:||Online Games|
|Overview:||With sales of over 97 million copies worldwide, the FINAL FANTASY series, known for cutting-edge graphics, unique settings, and rich storytelling, has been popular with role-playing game fans across the globe for more than 23 years. In 2002, this primarily console-based series took a bold new step forward as it evolved into the worlds first cross-platform, cross-region MMORPG─FINAL FANTASY XI. This presentation will discuss the managerial know-how fostered during the lifespans of FINAL FANTASY XI and the newly released FINAL FANTASY XIV, with a focus on our teams global distribution-based development concept and RMT countermeasures.|